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Old 26 Aug 2018, 07:56 pm
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Default 02 cruiser skipping bad after washing ngine

Hi guys p, I need a little help,I pressure washed my engine on my 02 cruiser and when I went to start it,it almost didnít start up,engine would turn over but took a little while to start and when it started it acted like it was flooded, but it did crank up,I rev the engine a few times and it got better but still has a bad skip in it,I thought I might have knocked a wire or hose off so I checked everything out,but found nothing loose. I thought it might be a sensor, but it has not turned on the check engine light,. So anybody got any ideas. Thanks guys
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Old 26 Aug 2018, 09:55 pm
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There is a wire harness that comes down from the engine when the clamp breaks hitting the half shaft or frame. This happens on the 2001 and 2002 Pt Cruisers.
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Old 27 Aug 2018, 10:17 am
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Take your air filter out and make sure there's no water in the air box. Other than that, I'll ask if it was running okay before you douched it? If so, you've probably got water in a connector. I'd just start taking each connector loose and drying them out. Long, pain in the neck process, but maybe it'll work.

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Old 27 Aug 2018, 07:06 pm
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I'd say check the spark plugs. They sit in tubes and the wires are more or less sealed to the valve cover, I think they're fairly well protected from incidental water exposure, but I doubt they are protected from the onslaught from a pressure washer.
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Old 27 Aug 2018, 07:33 pm
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Check your oil for water, if you find any..change it right away.

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